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Through Holland by bike and boat - South route

By bike and ship through Holland - South route

A special way to travel…

We discover famous cities and cycle through the “green heart” of Holland. Highlights of this tour include Amsterdam with its canals, the cathedral city of Utrecht, the seaport of Rotterdam, Delft with its world-famous porcelain manufactory, the cheese city of Gouda, the windmills at Kinderdijk, the dunes, the North Sea beach, the open-air museum “Zaanse Schans”, and much more…

Total length: approx. 215 – 260 bicycle kilometres


21.04.12 till 08.09.12

Travel beginning: on Saturdays

Duration: 8 days (7 nights)


  • picture 1: Fotoboot, Anna Maria Agnes
  • picture 2: © BoatBikeTours/CCH Tours B.V.
  • picture 3: Tom Stout

1. Day: Amsterdam

Individual arrival in Amsterdam, embarkation between 2 and 6 pm. Then we can make a stroll through the Old Town or undertake a town canal trip.

2. Day: Amsterdam - Utrecht - Rotterdam (approx. 30 - 40 km)

Boat trip to Breukelen. We can either directly cycle along the wonderful small river Vecht until the dome town Utrecht or we choose a longer variation via Vreeland. In the afternoon we go by ship further on to the harbour town, Rotterdam.

3. Day: Rotterdam - Delft - Dordrecht (approx. 40 km)

Bicycle tour via Schiedam and through Delfland to Delft. A visit to the beautiful old town with its small canals and pictorial roads, bridges, and alleyways, or to a porcelain manufactory, is well worth our while. Bike tour back to Rotterdam and while we enjoy dinner, our ship sets sail for Dordrecht.

4. Day: Dordrecht - Schoonhoven (approx. 30 - 50 km)

Our ship takes us to Kinderdijk (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage with 19 windmills in a row). Afterwards we can choose between 2 bike tours: the shorter tour leads us through the landfill cell Alblasserwaard - the longer variation leads us via the famous cheese town Gouda to the silver town Schoonhooven.

5. Day: Schoonhoven - Beverwijk (approx. 50 km)

Today we cycle through the wonderful "Green heart of Holland" to Oudewater, onwards to Utrecht. In the late afternoon out ship leaves for Beverwijk.

6. Day: Beverwijk - Zaandam (approx. 35 - 50 km)

Our todays bike tour leads us through marvellous dune landscapes via Bloemendaal and Zandvoort to Haarlem and back to Beverwijk. Alternatively can less sportive cycle directly through the heartland to the wonderful town Haarlem and back. On the starting dates 21.04., 28.04. and 05.05. there is the possibility to visit the world biggest tulip-exhibition in the Keukenhof in Lisse (entrance not included). Then bike tour directly from Beverwijk to Lisse and back (approx. 55 km). In the evening we go by ship to Zaandam.

7. Day: Zaandam - Amsterdam (approx. 30 km)

Today we visit the museum village of „Zaanse Schans“. Through the local recreation area of “Twiske” we come back to Amsterdam.

8. Day: Amsterdam

Disembarkation until 10 am at the latest and individual departure.